The Institute of Music and Dance (IMiT) was established on 1 October 2010 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. It operates as a state-run cultural institution. The Institute’s basic mission is to support the development of music and dance culture in Poland.

The Institute also studies the condition of dance and music communities; presents reports and postulates to the Minister, providing expertise; handles documentation and archives; commissions research; encourages quality improvement in music and dance education; supports cultural institutions and non-governmental organisations; initiates celebrations of anniversaries of important events in the history and development of dance and music; and coordinates the activities of cultural institutions.